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by gnappi
22 Feb 2020, 04:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How many boats have oarlock mounts?
Replies: 3
Views: 57

How many boats have oarlock mounts?

I know many or maybe even most 8'-12' tin boats have oarlock mounts, but do they at all LOA available?

I ask because as far as I know the Coast guard still advises an oar or paddle as "auxillary propulsion" but realistically who would want one oar (or two for that matter) on a stranded boat?
by gnappi
10 Feb 2020, 23:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Insurance

PS. 9 years ago I was paying $5k per year in homeowner's insurance. They sent me a letter saying I needed to have my hurricane abatement stuff reevaluated for the discount. Long story short, in order to keep the $500 discount they wanted me to replace my previously replaced hurricane rated garage do...
by gnappi
10 Feb 2020, 23:15
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Insurance

I have had a dash cam in my truck for over 2 years, recently I put one in the topper looking out.
by gnappi
07 Feb 2020, 02:40
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO

I stopped to take these on the way to fish at Shark Valley in So. Flo. last year. That's fog in a huge field, no water was there at all.

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by gnappi
29 Jan 2020, 08:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

My batteries are U1 size and there are lots of boxes for them.
by gnappi
22 Jan 2020, 12:31
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

Depth finders are 600 series and draw combined 1.5 amps. Trolling motor has down imaging and rear unit has down and side scan. I was thinking I could probably get away with a small car battery, thinking I only need roughly 18 amp/hour at the greatest. No charging system, basic pull start 20 hp. Har...
by gnappi
17 Jan 2020, 01:51
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Securing decorative stones
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Securing decorative stones

Thanks Rich, I did not know great stuff made that. It looks pretty good except if it's anything like the regular great stuff, it expands in an uncontrollable manner and makes a real mess out of anything it touches. For now I'm going to live with it and maybe later on get a tube of the Liquid nails "...
by gnappi
15 Jan 2020, 19:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer

Since you're already toting a similar boat, if you can get it in and keep the bow and stern steady side to side, and you're OK with the overhang from the tailgate you're good to go, just be sure to follow your state cargo protrusion / overhang marking law. I don't think that the beam at 60" will be ...
by gnappi
13 Jan 2020, 23:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum "Kayak"
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Aluminum "Kayak"

An 8 footer may be OK if it's just you and you don't go about the boat like it's 16' long. FWIW, I've seen a couple of Lowe 1040's up central Fla. (a VERY stable boat) way pretty inexpensively. Look to the spacecoast, and Tampa Craig's list. Anyway, I hand launch mine regularly from my truck bed whe...
by gnappi
11 Jan 2020, 09:48
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: 80% AR lowers?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

80% AR lowers?

I've been watching first, second, and fourth amendment erode. Few read or remember what brought us where we are, but even way back, Ben Franklin had it right...

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
by gnappi
11 Jan 2020, 00:24
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: 80% AR lowers?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

80% AR lowers?

Where you're at, I can believe it. Here in Iowa, my local "shows" are kinda dismal, so I have to take what I can get all too often. And you're right. The prices of fully machined or stripped lowers are quite attractive, but I wanted the anonymity of an 80% with no paper trail. Thinkin' I might buil...
by gnappi
11 Jan 2020, 00:19
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 2019 Recap
Replies: 2
Views: 285

2019 Recap

WOWSER! You keep records like that? Bravo!
by gnappi
11 Jan 2020, 00:13
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring a panel
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Wiring a panel

Vader809 wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 22:57
I appreciate your help. Now at least I can start to wire most of it before spring.
You probably know this already, but make the battery connections last, but not before you check all of the wiring with a meter. I find red and black wire helps prevent unwanted confusing connections :-)
by gnappi
11 Jan 2020, 00:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Step pads
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Step pads

I'm thinking it looks like a silicone drink coaster. There's hundreds of them on Ebay.
by gnappi
09 Jan 2020, 00:45
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: 80% AR lowers?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

80% AR lowers?

Boy, with the prices of bona fide 100% completed lowers hovering at ~$100 (minus FCG and doodads) out there you must be hankering for a project? You're not in Alaska or some such with lots of time on your hands are you :-) If I still had access to a machine shop I'd do it too! Anyway, I've thought o...